Aquatic Mammals is the scientific peer reviewed journal of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals. The European Association for Aquatic Mammals (E.A.A.M.) was founded in 1972 at a meeting at the Dolfinarium of Harderwijk, the Netherlands. The E.A.A.M. is an organisation of people interested in marine mammals in human care, in a zoological environment or in the wild, and includes veterinarians, biologists, zoo and marine park directors and managers, trainers (husbandry professionals), researchers, students and other persons who devote a significant amount of time to the welfare of marine mammals through research, medical care, training, education, conservation, management and related activities.
The objectives of the E.A.A.M. are:
- To promote the free exchange of knowledge and further scientific progress pertaining to research, medical care, training, education, conservation, management and other aspects of aquatic mammals
- To provide an organization for individuals who devote a significant amount of their professional activity to research, medical care, training, education, conservation, management and other aspects in the aquatic mammal field and to offer information on these aspects to the whole membership
- 3. To advance, by continued study, the theoretical basis for the maintaining of aquatic mammals in human care and/or a zoological environment and to promote the application of the results of this work to practical methods of husbandry.